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CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients
CDC Tightens Rules on Caring for Ebola Patients MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- U.S. health officials on Monday officially tightened guidelines for health workers treating Ebola patients, now requiring full body suits with no skin exposure a...
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds
Circumcision Past Newborn Stage Poses Risk for Boys, Study Finds MONDAY, Oct. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Circumcision is typically done in the first days or weeks of life, but about 6 percent of U.S. boys have the procedure later, which increases th...
Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful?
Could Vitamin D Make Childbirth Less Painful? TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Low vitamin D levels could make childbirth more painful, according to a new study. Vitamin D deficiency is common during pregnancy, especially among high-risk wom...
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim
Calm, Positive Family Meals May Help Keep Kids Slim MONDAY, Oct. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Positive, calm and friendly family meals might help a child avoid becoming overweight or obese, a new study suggests. Children seem to be less likely to add ...
CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure
CDC Monitoring 76 Hospital Workers in Dallas for Ebola Exposure TUESDAY, Oct. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Public health officials are actively monitoring 76 Dallas hospital workers who may have been exposed to Ebola while treating Thomas Eric Duncan,...
Chewing Gum Before Surgery Safe: Report
Chewing Gum Before Surgery Safe: Report SUNDAY, Oct. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- It's safe to chew gum while fasting before surgery, researchers report. Patients are usually told not to eat or drink before surgery to prevent complications while they'...
Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study
Common Childhood Vaccine Cuts 'Superbug' Infection: Study FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- The childhood pneumococcal vaccine helps children avoid the suffering and danger of ear infections, meningitis and pneumonia. And a new study suggests ...
Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms: Study
Coaches Don't Always Protect Young Pitchers' Arms: Study FRIDAY, Oct. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Counting pitches reduces young pitchers' risk of arm damage, but many coaches don't use this method consistently, according to a new study. Researchers ...
Contact Sports Boost Spread of 'Superbug' Germs, Study Says
Contact Sports Boost Spread of 'Superbug' Germs, Study Says THURSDAY, Oct. 9, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- College athletes in contact sports such as football and soccer are more than twice as likely as other college athletes to carry a superbug known as ...
Chain Restaurants Cutting Calories
Chain Restaurants Cutting Calories WEDNESDAY, Oct. 8, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Eating out might not be as bad for your waistline as you might think. New research shows that newer menu selections at many large chain restaurants in the United States now...